Two by-laws were finalized: one granting a bonus of $300,000 to the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co, and the other setting a polling time, places, etc for the Railway By-Law to be “elected” [ratified] by the taxpayers.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 197 – 200

[Volume 5, page 197]

Vancouver, November 3rd 1892.

The Council met on Thursday November 3rd 1892.
Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Scoullar, McGuigan, Franklin, Odlum, Mills and Gavin.

Communications

From C. D. Rand, President of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Railway Co stating that he would indemnify the City against such costs and to pay the costs incidental to the last By-Law in the event of the last By-Law be quashed with cost he would agree to indemnify the City against such costs and pay the costs incidental to the passing of the present By-Laws.
Filed

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Odlum.
That a By-Law be introduced granting a Bonus of $300,000 in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Company and that such By-Law be read a first time.
Carried

The By-Law was then read a first time.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Anderson.
That the Rules be suspended and, the By-Law read a second time.
Carried

The By-Law was then read a second time.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Gavin
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for consideration of the By-Law.
Carried.

Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman.

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In Committee the By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced granting a Bonus of $300,000 in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co and that said By-Law be read a first time.
Carried

The By-Law was read a first time.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Anderson.
That the Rules be again suspended, and the By-Law read a 2nd time
Carried

The By-Law was read a 2nd time.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Odlum

That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law.
Carried.

Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the By-Law be taken as read.
Carried

The Committee then rose and reported to Council the By-Law complete without amendment.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced fixing the polling places time etc on the By-Law granting $300,000 in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co. and that such By-Law be read a first time.
Carried.

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The By-Law was then read a first time

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the By-Law be read a 2nd time.
Carried.

The By-Law was then read a 2nd time.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law.
Carried.

Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman.
The By-Laws was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

The By-Law was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McGuigan seconded by Alderman Franklin.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced for the polling places, the time etc for holding an election on the By-Law granting a Bonus of $300,000 in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co. and that said By-Law be read a first time.
Carried.

The By-Law was then introduced and read for a first time.
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Council to into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the BY-Law.
Carried

Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman.
The By-Law was read over clause

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clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.
The By-Law was then read a 3rd time on Motion of Alderman Franklin seconded, by Alderman McGuigan

The Council then adjourned.
F. Cope
Mayor

Thos. McGuigan
City Clerk

Taxpayers will soon vote on $300,000 Railway Bonus – November 3, 1892

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